He smacked the engine compartment, trying to restart it, but he was answered with clicks. He was still in delirium when he heard Eustace and Caroline revving up. He raised his hand to stop them, but they shot past him like a bullet. They mustn't have seen him from their speed. Hopefully, they would come around when...
He heard a growl. He looked behind to a rude awakening.
His troubles were only beginning he realized. At first, he saw the one—a dark one— emerging closer and closer to the realization that the other wolves were circling behind him.
“Heavens,” he breathed, stumbling for his rifle. Dread washed over him with a measure of surprising calm. He had to be “calm” he reminded himself as he kept his eyes fixed on the rather …show more content…
There was blood.
There was a hand barely holding out of the water.
Stopping at a safe distance with the engine still running, Eustace jumped from the snowmobile, skidding towards the crack in the ice. He reached for the hand. Miraculously, there was a response as Michael's hand gripped his. Eustace pulled, hoping this wouldn't be both their demise in the instance of both of them falling into the ice.
“Michael?” he called to the pale, stiff body he'd pulled from the ice. When there was no response, he dragged him towards the snowmobile and placed him awkwardly on the cart, driving from the cracking ice to safety.
“Don't you give out on me, son!” Eustace cried.
Eustace hit the gas, but not so much—with experience—to prevent the snowmobile from giving out on him like Michael's did. That would be a double-whammy.
The wind was picking up, swirling the fallen snow in every direction, further compromising visibility. He sensed they'd made it out of the lake when he began hitting slight, uneven bumps. In the haste to get away, they'd lost the path they came on. Had he known the conditions were going to worsen after the respite they thought was going to last, he wouldn't have made them come. Now he was going to lose a good young man.
They were in the clear he thought when he spotted a figure ahead. He hit the breaks. It might be a helpful encounter he thought—two figures actually. Then a third. That was odd. It was usually one person per
Now he mentions the effect of the winds uneven distribution of force on the snow.
He ran into the clearing, where he heard the horse, with revolver drawn anticipating a fight but all he saw was Captain O’neill stood over a still, lifeless body. “Captain! What happened? Are you alright?” Even shouting it looked like the Captain didn’t hear Samuel. “ Captain! What happened?” Samuel was slowly approaching the Captain now, revolver still drawn.
that the wolves could defend themselves, but nevertheless it is not known if they are going to live, it could be that they die "The idiot chatter" of the man indicates the horrible end that they will suffer.
“I knew you couldn’t resist the temptation of the Ice big brother,” Isabelle said confidently. She placed her hands on her hips. Alec rolled his eyes at his sister and skates past her not as gracefully as he could have been, making Izzy laugh.
brutal winter. “Many mornings he had waked to find a coating of white on the cabin roof. Today
The temperature kept getting colder and the man could not feel parts of his body. He had tobacco in his mouth but the temperature was so cold that his mouth was iced shut and his saliva could not fall. “The result was a long piece of yellow ice hanging from his lips.” this shows how cold it is and that the temperature of frost was even worse. Everything was covered with multiple inches of snow and most of the lakes were frozen solid. However not all of the streams were solid. The man almost fell through several times and the dog did fall through once when it was forced to cross. The man successfully made a fire to warm them both up. However, when the man fell to his knees in a lake and he tried to make a fire; he failed. He tried twice to warm his frostbitten body, but did not
Up front the driver continued to push the struggling snowmobile along, carefully carving it through the deepening snow which churned behind it and slowly built up onto the luggage rack on the front of the
As stated above, one of the man’s mistakes was building his fire under a tree. When he did this, all he had been concerned about was creating the fire in the most time-efficient way possible, which, of course, was his mistake. Had the man not built the fire directly under the tree from which he took the twigs, the man would not have failed to keep the fire alive, but that was not the case. Since the man had removed twigs from a tree that was holding the most amount of snow that could possibly lay on its boughs, he caused an agitation in the tree.
He remembers that the old-timer told him that it's a really bad idea to travel alone in temperatures below minus fifty, but still the man thinks the old-timer is a wimpy old coot and keeps walking, his pride getting in the way of common sense. The man plunges through the ice and his feet gets wet. He is annoyed that he will have to stop and build another fire to get warm and dry off. He builds his second fire under a tree leading to snow falling off the branch of the just pulled.
It was winter and he knew they were freezing.